Balochistan: Military abduct 42 in four districts

Balochistan: Military abduct 42 in four districts

Pakistani security forces and personnel of intelligence agencies abducted 42 persons from Kech, Washuk, Gwadar, Lasbela and Awaran districts of Balochistan.

On 15 September 2018, Pakistani security forces raided Kashap, Dasht, district Kech and abducted 70 years old Pir Bakhsh Dost Mohammad, 60 years old Gaji Ibrahim, Hasim Din Mohammad, Muhasib Qadir Dad, Abdullah Sher Mohammad, Naeem Barkat and his brother Nadeem, Abdul Rasul Kenagi along with his three sons, Yasir, Adnan and Parwez.

On 13 September 2018, Pakistani security forces attacked a wedding ceremony in Raghae, district Washuk and abducted the groom, Tahir along with his brother Jamal Fateh Mohammad.

Mola Bakhsh Abdullah was abducted from Mand, district Kech on 13 September.

On 11 September 2018, forces abducted Ali Murad Allah Bakhsh from Hoshab, district Kech.

On 08 September 2018, forces abducted Shukat Ahmed from Buleda, district Kech. Separately, forces abducted Dadu Bago from Pirandar, district Awaran on same day.

On 31 August 2018, forces abducted Mahmood Ghulam Jan from Mashkay, district Awaran.

On 30 August 2018, forces abducted Hasil Lal Mohammed from Chedagi, district Awaran and Zakir Murad and Khalil Amin from Gushang, Awaran.

On 29 August 2018, forces abducted Fida Mahmod from his house in Goburd, Mand, district Kech.

On 27 August 2018, forces abducted Dr. Farooq Mohammed Hussain and Samad Lalla from Goburd, Mand, district Kech.

26 August 2018, forces and personnel of intelligence agencies abducted Siraj Sattar from Nokjo, Mashkay, district Awaran.

On 22 August 2018, forces abducted Bahot Pir Mohammed from Damb, Hushab, district Kech.

On 21 August 2018, forces abducted Washdil Maqsod from Kolwa, district Kech and Akhter Ragam from Kulanch, Pasni, district Gwadar.

On 09 August 2018, forces abducted Nizam Hamid, resident of Jalalabad, Mand from Turbat, district Kech.

On 07 August 2018, forces abducted Shah Murad Faqir Dad from Kolwa, district Kech.

On 29 July 2018, forces abducted Azum s/o Dr. Taj Mohammed from Awaran Bazar. He is a resident of Pirandar area of district Awaran.

On 27 July 2018, forces and personnel of intelligence agencies raided into a wedding party in Faqir Colony, district Gwadar and abducted Faisal Ali Mohammed, Salman Mehrab and Navid Ghulam Mohammed, residents of Kumbel, Dasht, district Kech.

On 21 July 2018, forces abducted Majeed Qadir Bakhsh, Aziz Taj Mohammad, Jabir Ilahi Bakhsh, Shuaib Pir Mohammad, Sajid Nazir, Qadeer Mosa and Zahid Karim Bakhsh from Hub, district Lasbela. All the abductees are residents of Dazin, Tump, district Kech.

On 25 September 2017, forces abducted Zen s/o Babu Saleh from Tump district Kech.

Whereabouts of the abductees remain unknown.

The Pakistan military adopted a policy of enforced disappearances and severe military operations to stifle the Baloch peoples struggle for their political and economic rights. Since 2004, thousands of Baloch activists, poets, students, rights activists and others have been forcibly disappeared. The military keeps their whereabouts unknown and subjects them to torture for months.

In 2009, the situation got worse. The Pakistan military abducted three key Baloch leaders, including Ghulam Mohammad Baloch who was the President of the Baloch National Movement (BNM), from the Turbat city of Balochistan on April 3, 2009. In a week, on April 9, their tortured and bullet-riddled bodies were found dumped near the Turbat city. It was the beginning of the military’s now infamous kill-and-dump operations, in which they abduct political activists, journalists, educationists, student activists and human rights defenders, and later dump their bodies in desolated areas.